Paddle for Access

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What:

The 2nd annual Paddle for Access hosted by Clean Ocean Access is a 3 mile or 6 mile paddle (SUP) around Goat Island in Newport, RI. Register online at RaceWire.

When:

August 17, 2019 at 8:00AM

Where:

Newport Shipyard

1 Washington St, Newport RI 02840

Why:

The annual Paddle for Access event celebrates our ongoing work protect and preserve shoreline access. Clean water and healthy oceans are critical to achieving our mission to take action today so future generations can enjoy ocean activities. Public access to the shoreline is a prerequisite to these goals because i we can’t access the coastline, we most certainly cannot work to protect it nor enjoy favorite ocean activities. Limited access to the shoreline is how the organization started in 2006, and to this day it is the most important, yet least understood issue that we work on. The Paddle for Access event celebrates our work to monitor all 50 rights-of-way across Aquidneck Island and ensure everyone has access to the shoreline. The event also sheds light on many other  issues that impact public access to the shoreline, including erosion, sea-level rise, invasive species and long term shoreline planning.


Race Map:


Event Details:

Registration

Online registration closes at 6:00PM on August 16, 2019

Check-in

Check-in begins promptly at 6:30AM and ends at 7:45AM

Race briefing starts at 7:45AM

Race Start

6-mile race begins at 8:00AM and the 3-mile race begins at 8:15AM

*All paddlers must wear a PF

Course Map

A large course map will be provided with directional areas for the swim event

Competition

The  3-mile and 6-mile paddles include race categories based on board length and gender. Awards are giving to the 1st and 2nd place finishes in each category.

12’6 and under Men 3 Mile
12’6 and under Women 3 Mile
14′ and over Men 3 Mile
14′ and over Women 3 Mile

12’6 and under Men 6 Mile
12’6 and under Women 6 Mile
14′ and over Men 6 Mile
14′ and over Women 6 Mile

Prone M/W All board Sizes 3 Mile
Prone M/W All board Sizes 6 Mile


Parking:

Parking is available along Washington Street and in the Newport Gateway Lot across from the Shipyard (3 hours free for Newport residents with a resident parking sticker)

Board Drop-Off:

SUP drop-off is available inside the Newport Shipyard gate

Restrooms:

Restrooms are available at the Newport Shipyard located at 1 Washington Street, Newport, RI

Event Sponsors: 

Thank you to our 2018 event sponsors!

Interested in becoming a 2019 event sponsor?

For sponsorship inquiries please contact Clean Ocean Access.

Volunteering:

For volunteer opportunities please visit our volunteer page here